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Red Harvest #3

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Calley turned down the music as the harvester continued its computer controlled progress across the prairie towards a rendezvous with the farm truck in the distance.
He lugged the twitching body to the front platform, casting it down into the cutters which like a giant electric blender shredded the corpse in seconds leaving a long red streak across the field and neat hamburger sized chunks of meat in its bowels.
Calley would work out a story for the County Sheriff with no shred of remorse as Brannigan was a two-bit shit and had no business messing with his girl.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    I’m loving this already and it’s only three drabbles in. Many more please Steve!

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    Steve McBrevity about 1 year ago

    That’s it! I’m worried about my mind ... this was prompted by watching a beautiful harvesting scene in France - far from a horror scenario!

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    It’s such a powerful start, with such economy for so much information and action. Brilliantly done.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Forgot to add how very visual it is.

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    Steve McBrevity about 1 year ago

    Thanks Neville - it may have to remain a 300 word short story unless that is....

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Shame! One is already imagining the 'back story' and what the prognosis might be. So much potential! Go on....

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    Steve McBrevity about 1 year ago

    OK if you insist!

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    Drew Martyn about 1 year ago

    Yes, for goodness sake Steve, get it sorted man. Calley wouldn't leave it at that, now would he? :)
    I love the way the action takes place inside the robotic world of the cab, and the juxtaposition of the killing with the harvesting. Such a superb idea Steve.
    Right, as you were, carry on....

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